Music Division

The Music Division is one of the world's preeminent music collections—documenting the art of music in all its diversity—classical and opera as well as the whole spectrum of popular music including spirituals, ragtime, jazz, musical theater, film, rock and world music. While the division contains many scores and manuscripts from centuries past, its curatorial mandate is an activist one, placing major emphasis on capturing the creative output of contemporary composers.

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Collections in the Music Division

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Joseph Muller collection of music and other portraits
6,247 items
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American popular songs
4,724 items
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Music Division Set and costume design collection
1,270 items
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Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung: mit besonderer Rücksicht auf den österreichischen Kaiserstaat
1,263 items
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Musical news
810 items
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La Musique populaire
418 items
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Sheet music of songs from various musicals, plays, movies, and television
412 items
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The Keynote
346 items
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The Cadenza
308 items
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Eco musical
284 items
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The Musical age
260 items
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Published music
206 items
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Music and musicians
194 items
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George Avakian and Anahid Ajemian papers
185 items
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Music Division Iconography Collection
166 items
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International music and drama
158 items
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Musik-Mappe: eine Zeitschrift mit Noten-Beilagen
156 items
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The Music magazine/Musical courier
128 items
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The Canadian journal of music
116 items
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La Cronaca musicale
108 items
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The Scottish musical magazine
88 items
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The delights of harmony: being a collection of psalm and hymn tunes, with a variety of set pieces, never before published
82 items
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Moderne Tonkunst
76 items
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The Toscanini Legacy papers
74 items
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Musical world
70 items
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John Cage Music Manuscript Collection
69 items
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Burnside collection of American theater music manuscripts
63 items
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Freund's music and drama
54 items
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Rare Music Photograph Collection
50 items
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Boston musical visitor
46 items
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Henry Cowell papers
46 items
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Dictionary catalog of the music collection
45 items
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Música de América
44 items
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The musical world
42 items
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American Music Collection
36 items
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The New York musical echo
34 items
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The Fortnightly musical review
30 items
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Letters: 1821-1847, in the Music Division of the New York Public Library
30 items
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Musical observer
26 items
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Musical magazine, review and register
26 items
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A Arte musical
25 items
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Brainard's musical world
24 items
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The Bruno Walter papers
24 items
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Oriental music in European notation
22 items
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Popular instrumental sheet music
18 items
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Alan Shulman papers
16 items
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Collection of ledgers and cash books covering the period 1891-1925
15 items
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Charles Tomlinson Griffes collection
15 items
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Music Division clipping file
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Marya Freund papers relating to Arnold Schoenberg
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Correspondence relating to Toscanini's refusal on Feb. 16, 1938 to return to the Salzburg Festival
12 items
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War songs
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Ten years of American opera design [graphic]
8 items
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Otto F. Hess photographs
8 items
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Music Division program files
8 items
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Frédérique Petrides papers
7 items
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The English musical gazette, or, Monthly intelligencer
7 items
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Sy Oliver papers
7 items
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The Metronome
7 items
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Jacques Offenbach und das Paris seiner Zeit
6 items
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Music front
6 items
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Jewish music journal
6 items
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Charles T. Griffes' clippings excerpts.
6 items
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Ivan Black papers
5 items
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Miscellaneous exhibit items-Music division
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A souvenir of "Ivanhoe"
5 items
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Mina Curtiss collection
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Song slides : reproductions of lantern slides illustrating early 20th century popular songs.
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New York Pro Musica records
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Paul Jacobs Collection
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AM1 collection: American sheet music, 1769 to 1830
4 items
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Music Division uncataloged program file
4 items
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American Music, 1830-1870.
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Margaret Carson papers
4 items
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Jay Gorney scores
4 items
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Collection of short orchestral works
4 items
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IId. symphony: Score (4 movements)
4 items
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Drawings by Charles T. Griffes
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27 pieces for the viola da gamba
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Johannis Henrici Alstedii Encyclopaedia septem tomis distincta...
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Richard Rodgers scrapbooks
3 items
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John Cage Sketches and Images from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
3 items
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Six trios concertants pour deux violons et basse obligée, oeuvre IV
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The Musical news: a monthly review of music and musicians
2 items
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Trois valses brillantes: pour le piano, op. 34, no. 1 [-3]
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Walter Damrosch scrapbooks and clippings
2 items
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Airs, overtures and other pieces for the harpsichord
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Gli amori d'Apollo: e di Dafne, di Gio
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Fausto: ballo fantastico del coreografo A. Cortesi. Rappresentato nell S. e R. Teatro della Pergola
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Stefan Frenkel papers
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Caecilia
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Beverly Sills scores
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Calliope, or English Harmony
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Gypsy music
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Comus: a grand masque, performed at all theatres
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Images of the New York City Opera
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The modern musick-master, or: The universal musician
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William Schuman papers and records
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Harmony exercises
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Demetrio e Polibio
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Eduardo e Cristina
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Ioannis Keppleri Harmonices mvndi libri v. Qvorvm primus geometricvs, de figurarum regularium, quæ proportiones harmonicas constituunt, ortu & demonstrationibus
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Portraits of American composers
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Marco Rizo papers
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L'equivoco stravagante
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The Favorite Rondeau.
1 item
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The Oster collection: papers of Heinrich Schenker
1 item
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Notice adressée à la Société libre d'émulation de Rouen
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Istitvtioni harmoniche del rev. messere Gioseffo Zarlino ... di nuono in molti luoghi migliorate, & ... ampliate: Nelle quali; oltra le materie appartenenti alla mvsica; si trouano dichiarati molti luoghi di poeti, historici, & di filosofi; si come nel...
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butterfly's ball; or, The grasshopper's feast; a canzonettina for three voices, composed ... by G. T. Smart.
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Idea grammatiki musikiĭskoĭ
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Felix Labunski papers OLD
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Alexander Smallens papers
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Il dissoluto punito, osia, Il Don Giovanni : dramma giocoso in due atti posto in musica
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Das Liszt -ge Berlin: Satirische Anekdoten und Gedichte auf Liszt, etc.
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Pauline Viardot-García letters to Julius Rietz
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Composers Recordings, Inc. records
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Photographs of Hackley School and the Hudson Valley.
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Arnold Arnstein collection of musical scores
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Compendium musices
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Klavierübungen
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Programs of concerts including performances of works by Richard Wagner, 1832-1862.
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Theorica musice.
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Quando verrá quel di. Arietta composta espressamente e dedicata alla Sig. Contessa Sofia Voijna, Dama della Croce Stellata e di Corte di S. A. 1. la Vice Regina del Regno Lombardo-Veneto, da Vincenzo Bellini.
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Tractatus secudi pars II. de templo musicae; in quo musica universalis tanquam en speculo conspicitur ...
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Teo Macero collection
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Vincent Persichetti papers
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Instructions for the æolina, or mund-harmonica: with a selection of popular melodies, expressly arranged for the instrument
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Joseph Schillinger papers, 1918-2000
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representations en musique anciennes et modernes.
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représentations en musique anciennes et modernes.
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Collection of 18th century manuscript music, ca. 1730-1750
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Marcella Sembrich papers
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Six romances d'Estelle; mises en musique avec accompagnement de harpe ou forte-piano, oeuvre 10. Prix 12f.
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Skizzen aus dem Leben der musik-Gesellschaft Germania. (Germania Musical Society.) Von H.F. Albrecht ...
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Entstehung, Fortgang und ietzige Beschaffenheit der russischen Iagdmusik.
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Arbre généalogique de l'harmonie
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Sonate en mi bemol mineur pour piano] IV. [Lent
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Musical America.
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Musical observer
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Neujahrsblatt der Allgemeinen musik-gesellschaft in Zürich
1 item